Faculty and Staff Postings

Assistant Professor in Earth Data Science

Review of applications begins November 18, 2019

The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS) at the University of British Columbia invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Earth Data Science. We seek applicants whose research addresses fundamental or applied questions in one or more of the Earth, ocean, or atmospheric sciences, using novel data-driven computational techniques such as machine learning and inversion methods to advance knowledge of the Earth system and/or solve geoscience problems of societal relevance. The ideal candidate is methods-oriented, has a track record of collaborative, cross-disciplinary work, and holds a PhD or equivalent in a relevant field.

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Assistant Professor in Environmental Geochemistry of the Anthropocene

Review of applications begins October 15, 2019

The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS) at the University of British Columbia invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Environmental Geochemistry of the Anthropocene. We seek an innovative researcher investigating geochemical processes in human impacted and/or managed environments, working to understand the response of natural geochemical cycles to anthropogenic influences. Candidates should hold a PhD in a related field, and be interested in addressing fundamental geochemical research questions relevant to environmental problems. All aspects of anthropocene geochemistry are of interest: the distribution and pathways of metals in the environment, transport and accumulation mechanisms of pollutants, geochemical 'fingerprinting' of natural and anthropogenic pollutant levels, sources and sinks, and geochemical processes essential to ecosystem services.

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Director, Mineral Deposit Research Unit

Deadline: September 15, 2019

The Mineral Deposit Research Unit (MDRU) and Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS) at UBC invite applicants for the position of MDRU director. The director will provide visionary leadership, coordination and management of MDRU's core areas of research, education, knowledge transfer and operating sustainability. Successful leadership and management requires an extensive knowledge of the exploration and mining business and the application of geoscience research and innovation to drive success. The director builds and maintains strong relationships within UBC, industry, geological surveys and other universities, facilitating successful, interdisciplinary research collaborations among faculty members, researchers, graduate students and industry collaborators within MDRU and EOAS, elsewhere at UBC and internationally. The Director raises $2M annually to fund collaborative research projects that typically support 30 graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and research associates on projects around the world.

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Assistant Professors in Statistics, Tenure-track

Review of applications begins on October 18, 2019

The Department of Statistics at UBC Vancouver invites applications from outstanding new investigators for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020 or January 1, 2021. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a related field. Candidates must also demonstrate excellence or potential for excellence in both teaching and research. Each successful candidate should have a strong record of research productivity commensurate with their experience and will be expected to develop an independent research program in an area that complements existing Department expertise and aligns with opportunities at UBC. The successful candidates will also be expected to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate Statistics courses and supervise Statistics M.Sc. and Ph.D. students.

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Assistant or Associate Professors in Biotechnology

Review of applications begins on October 15, 2019

The Michael Smith Laboratories (MSL) at UBC Vancouver invites applications for two faculty positions in the broad area of biotechnology. The anticipated rank is assistant professor, but an appointment as associate professor could be considered for applicants with exceptional qualifications. Successful candidates will be expected to lead an independent research program of international caliber. Areas of strategic interests include, but are not limited to: systems or synthetic biology, metabolomics, bioengineering, targeted delivery systems, systems immunology, plant or ecosystem biotechnology, chemical and biological engineering, and regenerative medicine. The candidate will be expected to contribute to high-quality undergraduate and graduate teaching in appropriate partner departments, effectively supervise graduate students, provide service within the MSL and the university, and integrate their expertise with innovative researchers at UBC.

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Assistant Professors in Biological Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Machine Learning

Review of applications begins on October 15, 2019

The Department of Chemistry at the University of British Columbia Vancouver seeks outstanding new investigators for three full time tenure-track faculty positions, at the rank of assistant professor. With more than 60 faculty, 240 graduate students and 60 dedicated staff, UBC Chemistry boasts outstanding research infrastructure, well-equipped shops and services, and an unparalleled location on Canada’s beautiful west coast. We’re seeking candidates of exceptional scientific talent who have demonstrated success in their field for three positions: biological chemistry, inorganic chemistry and machine learning in chemistry. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.

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Research Associate, Bioproducts

Applications will be reviewed after October 15, 2019

The laboratory of Dr. Joerg Bohlmann at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver is looking for a Research Associate to fill a position starting in the fall of 2019. The anticipated start date is November 1, 2019. The Bohlmann lab is part of the Michael Smith Laboratories and the Department of Botany and Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences. The lab is located in a well-equipped research facility that provides a stimulating international and multidisciplinary research environment.

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More about UBC Science

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit or Indigenous person.

Staff Postings

UBC Science uses an online recruiting and application process for staff positions. Visit the UBC HR website to view the current list of postings. Internal applicants should apply through Self Service.

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